"Connecting the Dots of Sustainability - a Game Everyone Can Play" is the theme of a special sustainability discussion at the University of Minnesota
, Crookston set for Thursday, Oct. 15, from 12:15 to 2 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center. Three guest speakers, Myron Just, Virajita Singh, and Richard Strong
, will address topics including energy conservation and renewable sources, building design, climate changes, and agriculture within the context of sustainability. The public is invited to attend.
Richard Strong is also an architect and senior research fellow at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture's College of Design and the Center for Sustainable Building Research. Strong was one of the initiators of the Minnesota Sustainable Design Guide while a project manager at Hennepin County during the 90s. He has taught sustainable design at Carleton College, and while there guided the installation of one of the first wind turbines associated with a college campus.
is currently involved in monitoring the Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines at the U of M
and Singh are guiding the development of a plan for the U of M, Crookston
to become a more sustainable campus and to move toward climate neutrality by a targeted date.